5 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

You won’t believe the price tag on these dogs!


In case you have plenty of cash lying around when selecting a new dog, here’s a list of the five most expensive dog breeds in the world:

  1. Egyptian Pharaoh Hound

Price tag: $2,000 to $7,000

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This hound happens to be the official dog breed of Malta.

It’s considered to be one of the oldest breeds in the globe, with its origins tracing all the way back to 4500 BC in Egypt.

Years later, the Phoenicians brought it to the Island of Malta where the breed was preserved to its purest form more than a few thousand years.

  1. Tibetan Mastiff

Price tag: $3,500 to $8,000

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Remove its special sub-breeds and you’re left with a unique and exquisite four-legged fur balls in the globe.

It also happens to be the closest thing to owning a lion without breaking ownership laws.

Pups of this breed tend to sell anywhere within several thousand dollars in today’s economy.

  1. Chow Chow

Price tag: $3,500 to $9,000

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With its signature blue tongue and cute fur, this breed goes all the way back a few thousand years ago in China, where they were originally intended as hunting dogs.

At present, they’re known for being loyal, playful, and serve as great companions to human beings.

  1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Price tag: $1,000 to $15,000

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With its eagerness to please as well as having a gently disposition, this cute breed is a highly sought by celebrities and royal families.

The pricing varies but it’s usually within several thousand dollars depending on its traits, color, and coat texture.

  1. Samoyed

Price tag: $5,000 to $11,000

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Originating from the cold frontier of Siberia, Russia, this breed naturally developed its own camouflage.

It’s purely white fur pits it as one of the most expensive dogs in the world.

Originally meant to be sled dogs for herding reindeer, they’ve been sought after by royal families and celebrities.

They’re a breed that’s eager to please and with a gentle disposition.

Bottom line?

Making a decision to buy a dog is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Owning a dog comes with plenty of responsibilities which include healthcare costs, food, grooming, and exercise/play time.

When making a decision as to which dog breed fits you best, you’ll need to consider the size, coat type, temperament, and care required for the dog.

You need to find what breed best suits your needs.

Think about your household.

If you have young children, how you like to keep your home, if you can afford pet insurance and veterinary care and if you have other pets to consider are just a few.

With a lot of demand for man’s best friend today, it’s assumed that the cost of dog breeds would naturally increase (even more so with rare types).

It’s not just the price that’s rising –- costs for veterinary care and basic maintenance are also going up.

That means having money for the long term should be considered.

Going for an ideal dog that’ll naturally fit in your household requires lots of preparation and patience.

But if cost is hardly an issue for you, then any of the dogs mentioned above shouldn’t be a problem.

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Written by Flo

I am a writer and pet lover living in the Pacific Northwest. I own 2 cats, Bella and Junior, and they are adorable :) I have been an animal advocate and human companion for several dozen animals over the years. I have raised Cockatiels, cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, and a tortoise. Writing is my second passion and writing for Funny Pet Stop is a fantastic match for me.